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  • Hey guys, new here and looking to learn
    Welcome.  Read the FAQ, this isn't the place if you want to get into tattooing, and in any case, pretty much no tattooers post here anymore.  Anyway, let's see the tattoos you have on you.
  • Hey guys, new here and looking to learn
    First off, a bit about myself.  I'm 26, looking to get into tattooing.  I've been studying art seriously for a bit over a year now.  Messed around for a few years before that, learning how to draw portraits and basically draw what I see,  but with no real consistent study or discipline.  I'm looking to supplement my course load with some tattooing specifics so I'm not a complete noob when I start getting out there.    I have a shitty machine (never going to use it, don't worry) that I've played around with while reading a book to get familiar with the machine.  Did a bit of study on felt, but I don't want to learn any bad habits so for the time being I'm just focusing on the art side of it.   So that brings me here. I belong to another art community and it's incredibly helpful to have others critique work and help you grow as an artist, while pointing you towards valuable information when needed, but it's not related to tattoos at all.   Haven't spent much time looking around yet so I'm unsure if this is a good forum to find what I'm looking for,  maybe someone will be able to point me there. This was just spurred on after spending a couple hours on another piece and getting a little tired of that path.  Drawing tattoos seems fresh and exciting.  Cheers  

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    First off, a bit about myself.  I'm 26, looking to get into tattooing.  I've been studying art seriously for a bit over a year now.  Messed around for a few years before that, learning how to draw portraits and basically draw what I see,  but with no real consistent study or discipline.  I'm looking to supplement my course load with some tattooing specifics so I'm not a complete noob when I start getting out there.    I have a shitty machine (never going to use it, don't worry) that I've played around with while reading a book to get familiar with the machine.  Did a bit of study on felt, but I don't want to learn any bad habits so for the time being I'm just focusing on the art side of it.   So that brings me here. I belong to another art community and it's incredibly helpful to have others critique work and help you grow as an artist, while pointing you towards valuable information when needed, but it's not related to tattoos at all.   Haven't spent much time looking around yet so I'm unsure if this is a good forum to find what I'm looking for,  maybe someone will be able to point me there. This was just spurred on after spending a couple hours on another piece and getting a little tired of that path.  Drawing tattoos seems fresh and exciting.  Cheers  
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    Hello from Projcts
    Hi, Just joined because we are huge fans of art in several forms, and some of the most expressive are tattoos. Here to admire the work and look for inspiration for projects in related and other mediums.
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    Sierpinski Triangle (Fractal)
    Hi, I am trying to decide whether to get my first tattoo on my shoulder or lower on my arm. I am hoping to get the fractal image of the Sierpinski Triangle.  How much for a 4 inch triangle like this on my shoulder would you think is the right price, approximately? thanks for any advice!
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    Tattoo Advice needed!
    I am getting a tattoo covered up on my forearm, picture attached, and I originally wanted the new tattoo to  start from the top of the sail boat and go up my arm to my bicep but my design won't really work that way. I want to get a banjo with flowers and birds, picture attached, and my tattoo artist thinks we need to go down my forearm... but this means the banjo would be upside down! The bass of the banjo would cover up the sailboat and the head would go down to my wrist. She said she would make sure the flow of the flowers and birds would go up my arm just the banjo would be upside down. I can see it in my head, I don't think it would be terrible but I am having second thoughts. I need advice! Do you think an upside down banjo would be weird? Should I try to come up with something different? She did suggest we just do some flowers over the sailboat and in the ditch of the elbow and then do the banjo on my inner bicep. 

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